By Faith Callens
For The Tribune
CLAY — On Tuesday, Sept. 14, the Clay City Council met at City Hall to discuss several resolutions including one to honor the city’s late building inspector, Donald Isbell, who worked for the city for thirteen years.
The Council approved a resolution to change a street named, “Community Drive” to “
Donald Isbell Lane” in the honor of his service with the city.
“Donald worked for the City of Clay for 13 years and is remembered fondly by all who knew him. The City of Clay mourns his loss and celebrates the legacy of friendship, kindness and integrity he leaves behind,” said City Manager Ronnie Dixon.
Isbell, who was laid to rest September 1, was only 69 years old.
The other items the Council approved included:
- Proclamation 2021- 03, which honors the life of Donald Isbell;
- Proclamation 2021- 04 Constitution Week on September 17-23;
- Resolution 2021-23 authorizing the elimination of a nuisance upon two private properties including 5870 Brenda Drive and 6324 Trussville Clay Road;
- Resolution 2021-24 declaring Weeds to be a public nuisance for the following properties: 2146 Sweeney Hollow Road, 5175 Cimmaron Circle, and 5370 Scott Drive;
- Resolution 2021-25 declaring personal property at 7768 Clayton Cove Parkway to be a public nuisance;
- Homecoming week and parade on Thursday, September 16 at 10 a.m.; and
- City of Clay Fall Festival taking place October 31 at Chalkville High School from 5-7 p.m.
During mayor and council comment, Charlotte Gipson, a member of the Josiah Brunson Chapter of (DAR)Daughters of the American Revolution spoke briefly about constitution week and asked citizens to join in and read the constitution and fly their flags during that week.
Councilor Chris Nail announced the August winners for the school grant program which included winners from Clay Elementary School, Bryant Park Elementary, Clay-Chalkville Middle School and Chalkville High School. Each recipient was awarded $500.
Next City Council Meeting is Tuesday, September 28.